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Contact Information
P: (952) 657-5417
F: (952) 657-5420

9001 E. Bloomington Freeway
Suite 123
Bloomington, MN 55420

EMail: JW Legal Services

Practice Areas > Unemployment

Services for Employees and Individuals

  • Free Consultations
  • Legal Representation at an Unemployment Hearing

Overview of Unemployment Claims Process

  • Your employment is terminated by your employer
  • You file an Unemployment claim
  • If you meet basic eligibility guidelines, the claim is sent to the employer for their response
  • Your previous employer responds to the claim in one of two ways:
    • If the employer agrees that you are entitled to Unemployment Compensation, they will sign off on it and you will begin receiving your money
    • If the employer believes that you ARE NOT entitled to Unemployment Compensation, they can contest your claim
  • If the employer contests your claim, you will need to go to an Unemployment Hearing, where the judge will determine if you are eligible
  • Common reasons why people are declared ineligible for Unemployment Compensation:
    • The employee quit rather than being terminated (though sometimes it is possible to show that you were forced to quit)
    • The employee was terminated for violating company policy (for example, violating a No Violence policy by assaulting a coworker)
    • The employee was terminated for "gross misconduct" (for example, stealing money from the company).

For more information on Unemployment Compensation in Minnesota, go to http://www.uimn.org/ui/.

The information provided on this website is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. As every situation is unique, you should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. You are welcome to contact JW Legal Services; however, simply contacting JW Legal Services does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information until an attorney-client relationship has been established.